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Rectangle and Review Writing Award Winners

2022 Journal Winners

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
Kira Schukar
"Saying 'Nothing': Cordelia and the asserted absence of voice in Shakespeare's King Lear"
Macalester College, MN (MW)
Alpha Rho Theta Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
Fisher Sexton
“All You Can Take With You Is That Which You Have Given Away”
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (S)
Alpha Epsilon Chi Chapter

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
Shilo Previti
When you’re cleaning the house"
Stockton University
, NJ (E)
Eta Rho Chapter

Herbert Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
Amy Moczydlowski
"Vintage Memories"
Marist College, NY (E)
Alpha Mu Kappa Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($500)
Stella Rothe
"Of Things That Fly Away"
Oakland University, MI (MW)
Alpha Iota Eta Chapter

2021 Journal Winners

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
Aiden Evans
"Hell of a Land: 'The Sacred and Perverse Landscapes of Jean Toomer’s Cane'"
California Polytechnic State University, CA (FW)
Sigma Upsilon Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
Fisher Sexton
“NASA GIVES SALLY RIDE ONE HUNDRED TAMPONS FOR ONE WEEK IN SPACE”
Muhlenberg College, PA (E)
Gamma Iota Chapter

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
Sarah Hilton
“Lockjaw”
Southern Methodist University, TX (SW)
Rho Theta Chapter

Herbert Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
Sofia Rabaté
"Cabo San Lucas"
University of Pennsylvania, PA (E)
Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($500)
Cornelius Fortune
"Scenes from Buchanan Street"
Mercy College, NY (E)
Alpha Alpha Phi Chapter

2020 Journal Winners

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
Ashley Walker
"It Drives Me Crazy: Childhood and Madness in J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
Lee University, TN (S)
Alpha Beta Iota Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
Sydney Roslin
“Evolution”
Carnigie Mellon University, PA (E)
Omega Tau Chapter

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
Ryan Drendel
“I will not kick my brother in the head.”
Missouri Southern State University, MO (MW)
Lambda Xi Chapter

Herbert Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
James Braun
“Clay”
Oakland University, MI (MW)
Alpha Iota Eta Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($500)
Hannah Rogers
“After the Stroke: Feeling for Her”
Lee University, TN (S)
Alpha Beta Iota Chapter

2019 Journal Winners

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
Mary Welch
“Pedagogy with a Purpose: Using Dialects to Prepare Students for Diverse Futures”
Lipscomb University, TN (S)
Mu Zeta Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
Grayson Chong
“Language Lessons”
University of Toronto Scarborough, CAN (E)
Alpha Upsilon Eta Chapter

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
Rebecca Santiago
“When I Was a Little Girl”
William Jewel College, MO (MW)
Mu Beta Chapter

Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
Anna Jankovsy
“The Right Side of the River”
Miami University, OH (E)
Phi Nu Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($500)
Stella Wilfinger
“Dead to Rights”
Minot State University, ND (HP)
Phi Chapter

2018 Journal Winners

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
Michael Laudenbach
The College of New Jersey, NJ (E)
Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
Sarah Hovet
University of Oregon, OR (FW)
Alpha Tau Phi Chapter

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
Lorraine Dresch
University of Virginia, College at Wise, VA (E)
Omega Lambda Chapter

Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
T.G. Messina
Gordon College, MA (E)
Alpha Upsilon Omega Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($500)
DeAndra Miller
Minot State University, ND (HP)
Phi Chapter

2017 Journal Winners

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($500)
Mara Koren
Ursinus College, PA (E)
Phi Upsilon Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($500)
Richard Thompson
University of Houston, TX (SW)
Epsilon Phi Chapter

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($500)
Victoria Pyron Tankersley
University of St. Thomas, MN (MW)
Iota Psi Chapter

Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($500)
Rebekah Becker
Cardinal Stritch University, WI (MW)
Alpha Kappa Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($500)
Sarah Williams
Texas Wesleyan University, TX (SW)
Nu Zeta Chapter

2016 Journal Winners

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($400)
Shawn Murdoch
The University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL (S)
Upsilon Mu Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($400)
Lizzy Polishan
University of Scranton, PA (E)
Mu Omicron Chapter

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($400)
Rebecca Parks
University of Portland, OR (FW)
Alpha Upsilon Epsilon Chapter

Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($400)
Haley Stuart
Texas State University, TX (SW)
Omega Epsilon Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($400)
Donald Scherschligt
Westmont College, CA (FW)
Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter

Judson Q. Owen Award for Best Piece Overall ($400)
Rebecca Parks
University of Portland, OR (FW)
Alpha Upsilon Epsilon Chapter

2015 Journal Winners

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($400)
Elizabeth Purvis
Elon University, NC (S)
Xi Omicron Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($400)
Taylor Mullaney
Marist College, NY (E)
Alpha Mu Kappa Chapter

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($400)
Jessica Korcok
California State University, Bakersfield, CA (FW)
Xi Tau Chapter

Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($400)
Ryan Horner
Wabash College, IN (MW)
Alpha Xi Gamma

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($400)
Alyson Elam
Georgia Southern University, GA (S)
Phi Sigma Chapter

Judson Q. Owen Award for Best Piece Overall ($400)
Ryan Horner
Wabash College, IN (MW)
Alpha Xi Gamma

2014 Journal Winners

E. Nelson James Poetry Award ($400)
Joshua C. Jones
Houston Baptist University, TX(SW)
Delta Lambda Chapter

Eleanor B. North Poetry Award ($400)
Virginia Pfaehler
Columbia College, SC (S)
Iota Beta Chapter

Frederic Fadner Critical Essay Award ($400)
Alex Muller
Winthrop University, SC (S)
Iota Mu Chapter

Herbert L. Hughes Short Story Award ($400)
Megan Tilley
Florida State University, FL (S)
Rho Epsilon Chapter

Elizabeth Holtze Creative Nonfiction Award ($400)
Elisabeth Schmitt
University of Texas at San Antonio, TX (SW)
Beta Omega Chapter

Judson Q. Owen Award for Best Piece Overall ($400)
Megan Tilley
Florida State University, FL (S)
Rho Epsilon Chapter